Born in Queens, Rona Barrett was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when she was 9.
Chiseled good looks, muscular physiques, perfect teeth—exactly the way everyone looked in my high school.
Turns out, the drug may help sufferers of a rare and deadly form of muscular dystrophy.
This guy is very much an old-fashioned masculine, muscular guy, and there are political risks associated with that.
His chest and arms are strong and muscular, his hands folded together as if in prayer.
By means of muscular contraction, then, the gullet-elevator carries the food into the stomach.
The muscular arms of the Indians would throw an arrow with almost the velocity and precision of a rifle bullet.
Every hand artist will be found to have spatulate-fingered hands—in short, muscular hands.
His height was about five feet eight inches, and his figure was muscular and compact.
If this were so, why did not muscular action lift the free leg as well as those fastened tight to the table?
1680s, "pertaining to muscles," from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)) + -ar. Earlier in same sense was musculous (early 15c.). Meaning "having well-developed muscles" is from 1736. Muscular Christianity (1857) is originally in reference to philosophy of Anglican clergyman and novelist Charles Kingsley (1819-1875). Muscular dystrophy attested from 1886.
muscular mus·cu·lar (mŭs'kyə-lər)
Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle.
Having or characterized by well-developed muscles.
A body tissue composed of sheets or bundles of cells that contract to produce movement or increase tension. Muscle cells contain filaments made of the proteins actin and myosin, which lie parallel to each other. When a muscle is signaled to contract, the actin and myosin filaments slide past each other in an overlapping pattern. ◇ Skeletal muscle effects voluntary movement and is made up of bundles of elongated cells (muscle fibers), each of which contains many nuclei. ◇ Smooth muscle provides the contractile force for the internal organs and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and each contains a single nucleus. ◇ Cardiac muscle makes up the muscle of the heart and consists of a meshwork of striated cells.